So delighted to know that a book is going to be published at the end of the year archiving all the artists who lived in this studio in Italy that was the hub of Victorian artists. Leonard de Vinci, Wagner, Strauss, Henri James, Baselitz, Cosima Wagner, Bocklin and being the last artist in time who worked in this studio I will join this long chain of artists that will be spoken about in this extraordinary history of a mysterious deconsecrated monastery where works of art have been born, from the Adoration of the Magi to the Triptych of Secular Transcendence. I asked the scholar this evening under the loggia if she found a link between all these artists through the centuries and she said yes, they all conceived mentally there works here. Like if this place was what I always thought it was, a metaphysical womb calling by some sort of power of geomancy the artists that IT wants. This book on top of being an important historical document will also in my opinion feature as a subtext the unwritten link between architecture and mysticism.
Sir Roger Scruton, jacob Burda, Alan Lawson, Marc Vinciguerra, Hubert Burda, Maria Furtwängler, Raymond Tallis, Julian Spalding, Mark Wrathall, Andrew Graham Dixon, Pasquale Gagliardi, Harry Eyres, Shaun Berke